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    What does he get out of it?

    He gets a feel good story so rich and full of heartwarming drama that it almost gets him a Heisman.
    Planned 3 years in advance? I doubt it.

    I still think he was duped and embellished his relationship to the media because he's embarrassed he never met his "gf". After she died he.played it up to the media. But he was still under the impression she was a real person...
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    http://bit.ly/10lIxnL

    This timeline of Te'o's is raising some eligibility questions.
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    Default Re: Manti T'eo's dead girlfriend is a hoax

    Not like T'eo even showed up for the championship game anyway.

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    Default Re: Manti T'eo's dead girlfriend is a hoax

    im not buying a star athlete at college resorts to getting ass online.
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    im not buying a star athlete at college resorts to getting ass online.
    The guy's Mormon though. They are like aliens dude.
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    He should have went to BYU. At least at BYU the Mormons dick soak with real women.


    Any news on this? Not the dick soaking.
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    He should have went to BYU. At least at BYU the Mormons dick soak with real women.


    Any news on this? Not the dick soaking.
    He did an off camera interview with someone from ESPN. Frankly, I am sick of this story already.

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    ...so Te'o was talking to a man the entire time? My head hurts

    Edit: Literally talking I mean, that guy put on a chicks voice and talked to Te'o himself on the phone. That dude is disturbed.
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    I wonder when the guy will come forward. But I'm still not buying all of this, though. Saw the last 10mins of his interview, heard the voicemails. Is it possible that they quickly made up this story, got the parents to go along with it?

    And Manti said he met her, and he allegedly lied to his parents about meeting her? I just think this whole thing is them lying on top of lies. And of course they need a scapegoat. I feel like they are prepping this guy to come out and take the fall for all of this..... I don't know.
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    I agree. This is all lies on top of lies. ESPN doesn't care. They just want the story... true or false.

    The reporting they are doing now is the same shoddy reporting that got everyone in this mess. It's reactionary reporting. God forbid they fact check any source beforehand. It's gotten to the point that I think ESPN encourages shoddy reporting, because it makes better stories when the previous stories fall apart.

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    ...so Te'o was talking to a man the entire time? My head hurts

    It was the dude's cousin.
    I actually believe Te'o. His phone records came out with 600 calls from the same number in Cali last year...100 of them were over an hour. The calls stopped in Sept around the time he was told she had died. Then they started up again on Dec 6th.
    He got suckered into an online/long distance relationship. He figured it out on Dec 6th when the supposed dead girl called him. At that point he was totally shocked and humiliated. So he perpetuated the lie when asked about her a couple times leading up to the national championship. I can't say i wouldn't do the same thing. Think about it, you're getting interviewed about your undefeated season and the big game, then someone asks about the girl. What are you supposed to say "Oh her? Yeah, by the way, she never existed". It's an incredibly embarrassing situation for a 21 year old kid to be in. It doesn't shock me at all that it took 2-3 weeks for him to come clean with his parents...let alone with the media.



    Manti Te'o girlfriend voice at issue


    Updated: January 25, 2013, 10:28 AM ET

    Hollywood couldn't make this up. One day after a report that the voice of Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend belonged to the man who masterminded the hoax, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, another voice has emerged -- that of his female cousin.

    Relatives of Tino Tuiasosopo, a woman in her mid-20s who lives in Pago Pago, American Samoa, told the New York Post that Te'o has been speaking to her.
    "Tino is the girl that Manti has been talking to all these months," said a Tuiasosopo cousin, according to the Post.

    In an interview with ESPN's Jeremy Schaap on Friday, Te'o said that he had discovered that a cast of characters portrayed Lennay Kekua, the fake girlfriend who had supposedly been in a serious car accident and then died of leukemia.

    When asked who he had been speaking to all that time, Te'o said: "Two guys and a girl are responsible for the whole thing."

    He was asked if he knew who they were and he said: "I don't know. I don't know. According to Ronaiah, Ronaiah's one."

    According to Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's relatives, another is Tino Tuiasosopo, who works for her father's construction company.

    A source told the newspaper that she became the voice of Te'o's girlfriend after another long-distance relationship that had "extraordinary similarities" to the Te'o saga ended in late 2011. Te'o says his relationship with Kekua began in 2009, however, making it very possible others portrayed Kekua.

    Tino Tuiasosopo's relatives are certain that at least on voice mails Te'o supplied for his appearance on Katie Couric's television show this week, Tino's voice can be heard.

    A person identified as Tino Tuiasosopo's cousin said: "There is no doubt whatsoever that it's Tino."

    After listening to the tape of "Kekua" hysterically accusing Te'o of having another girl in his room, one of the Post's sources said: "That's the way [Tino] cries when she's feeling sorry for herself. Its her, that's the voice."
    Although the quality of the recording is not very good on all of the clips, the voice does sound feminine.

    "It didn't sound like a man," Te'o told Couric during the interview that aired Thursday. "It sounded like a woman. It's incredible that he can make that noise."

    Others didn't think it sounded like a man either. "Good Morning America" sent the tapes to four audio experts, who were unanimous in saying that the voice on the tapes was that of a woman.

    A Tuiasosopo relative thinks that Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's lawyer, Milton Grimes, told the New York Daily News that his client has been the voice all this time because his client "is determined to take the rap," according to the Post.
    Grimes had been clear, however, on Thursday. He said that Te'o "thought it was a female he was talking with. It was Ronaiah as Lennay."
    Tuiasosopo, 22, has had dramatic training, plays in a Christian band and even auditioned last year for the television show "The Voice."

    "Come on, Hollywood does it all the time," Grimes said of his client pretending to be a woman. "People can do that."
    No matter the voice, Te'o did spend hours on the phone with somebody. A source close to Te'o gave ESPN's Schaap documents that the source says are Te'o's AT&T phone records from May 11 to Sept. 12, the date Kekua supposedly died of leukemia. The logs are not originals, but rather spreadsheets sent via emails, and could not be independently verified.

    The records show that in the four-month span -- when Te'o has said he believed Kekua to be in a Los Angeles hospital recovering from an accident and being treated for cancer -- Te'o made and received more than 1,000 calls totaling more than 500 hours in length from the same number in the 661 area code. The 661 area code covers Lancaster, Calif., which is part of Los Angeles County. The source told Schaap that Te'o believed the 661 phone number in question was Kekua's.


    Of these calls, 110 were more than 60 minutes in length, including several that were several hundred minutes long. In an ESPN interview last Friday, and in interviews with both ESPN and Sports Illustrated last fall, Te'o said he was on the phone "every single night" with a person he believed to be Kekua, often for long stretches late at night.

    Last Friday, he said to Schaap in an off-camera interview: "I'd be on the phone. And she had complications from the accident and she said the only thing that could help her sleep was if I was on the phone. So I would be on the phone, and I'd have the phone on the whole night."

    From the records, it does not appear that Te'o was on the phone every night for the entire night, but the volume of calls and their duration are sizable.

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    So, the assumption is that Ronaiah is extremely into Manti, to the point of created a fake person and creating this female sounding voice. And the voice itself, was somewhat of a whisper, and "she" seemed somewhat unstable in the 2nd voicemail, as if Te'o tried to end things with "her", at some point.

    It just seems very calculated on Ronaiah's part. That is obsession to the next level. I'm just wondering if we'll ever hear him admit to all of this.
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    Photo woman: Tuiasosopo confessed


    Updated: January 24, 2013, 10:37 PM ET
    LOS ANGELES -- The woman who was unknowingly the face of Lennay Kekua said the man who concocted the hoax confessed to her and said he wanted to end the ruse that snared Notre Dame star Manti Te'o many times before it unraveled.


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    Photo provided by Manti Te'o that he says he got on Dec. 21 to represent Lennay Kekua. The woman in the photo has identified herself as Diane O'Meara.


    Diane O'Meara is the woman whose pictures were used to make an online profile of Kekua, the fake person whom Te'o said he fell for without meeting in person. O'Meara said Ronaiah Tuiasosopo told her that he created the hoax and wanted to end it before Kekua "died" in September, but Te'o wanted the relationship with Kekua to continue.

    O'Meara spoke with The Associated Press by phone on Thursday from New York with her attorneys in the room. O'Meara said Tuiasosopo confessed in a 45-minute phone call Jan. 14 that he'd "stalked" her Facebook profile for five years and stolen photos to create Kekua.

    The 23-year-old O'Meara, of Long Beach, said when Tuiasosopo sent her a Facebook message Dec. 16, it was the first time he'd contacted her since high school.

    It was also 10 days after Te'o said he received a call from the person pretending to be Kekua, saying she was alive after all.

    O'Meara said Tuiasosopo called and told her about a serious car accident that left his cousin with major brain damage. He asked her for a photo with her holding up a sign reading "MSMK" -- which Te'o says were the initials Kekua went by -- and the date. Tuiasosopo said the idea was to cheer up his cousin on his birthday because he was facing surgery. O'Meara agreed.

    Te'o provided a photo to Katie Couric that seems to be the shot O'Meara sent to Tuiasosopo. It was shown during Te'o's interview with Couric that was broadcast Thursday.

    In early January, Tuiasosopo contacted O'Meara again to request more photos and a video of O'Meara saying "good luck on the 7th." Tuiasosopo told her his cousin's brain surgery had been pushed back. On Jan. 6, he texted her "Hey diane, just wanted to thank you again for your prayers & support. Tomorrow is the big day & we are being as positive as we can be!"

    Jan. 7 was the date of the Discover BCS National Championship between Notre Dame and Alabama. O'Meara learned her identity had been used by Tuiasosopo to create Kekua when a Deadspin.com reporter contacted her Jan. 13.

    The next day she got in touch with Tuiasosopo.

    "When I contacted Ronaiah I got a very bizarre vibe from him, he became very nervous, he wasn't asking the questions I expected. He was asking, 'Who contacted you? What did they say?' " O'Meara said.

    Later that day, he confessed, O'Meara said. She said she asked Tuiasosopo why he didn't simply stop the hoax.

    "He told me he wanted to end the relationship," O'Meara said. "He said he wanted to stop the relationship between Lennay and Manti, but Manti didn't want Lennay to break up with him ... He said he tried to stop the game many times."


    When news of the hoax broke a few days later, O'Meara said she received a text from Tuiasosopo asking her to call him as soon as possible. O'Meara said she didn't respond.

    O'Meara said she feels "violated" and "exposed" by what happened. Her attorney Jim Artiano said he is evaluating the situation and has not decided on whether to take any legal action.

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    So, the assumption is that Ronaiah is extremely into Manti, to the point of created a fake person and creating this female sounding voice. And the voice itself, was somewhat of a whisper, and "she" seemed somewhat unstable in the 2nd voicemail, as if Te'o tried to end things with "her", at some point.

    It just seems very calculated on Ronaiah's part. That is obsession to the next level. I'm just wondering if we'll ever hear him admit to all of this.
    The assumption is that it was Ronaiah's female cousin, Tino. Her family has confirmed it's her voice on the messages.

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    The Daily Show referenced Ronaiah Tuiasosopo in every episode this week. The best was when they revealed he was behind some sort of evil plan to freeze the world.

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